Saxo Bank signs up to the FX Global Code of Conduct
We are proud to announce that our parent company Saxo Bank has signed up to the FX Global Code of Conduct (“the Code”), which is aimed at improving industry standards and promoting best practice among FX market participants. Signing the FX Global Code – as well as publishing our Enhanced Disclosure page – aligns with Saxo’s commitment to higher industry standards.
The Code, which has been developed around six core principles crucial to the FX ecosystem, will ensure that trading of FX instruments is supported by appropriate elements of integrity and transparency. Furthermore, by placing proportionate levels of responsibility among market participants and providing a robust structure for future review and collaboration, the Code will engender greater confidence in the FX market and be crucial to re-building the trust between market participants and end clients.
Kim Fournais, CEO and co-founder of Saxo Group, said:
“We are proud to have been given the opportunity to participate as a member of the Bank of England’s FX Joint Standing Committee in reviewing and drafting this important and unprecedented industry-wide initiative. We take pride in being at the forefront driving transparency and signing the Code as well as publishing the Enhanced Disclosure as a proof of the full alignment of interest between Saxo and our clients. It is a means of promoting integrity and trust and is a point of orientation for clients when choosing a facilitator”.
Commenting on the Code, Kurt vom Scheidt, Global Head of FX, Saxo Group, said:
“One of the unique aspects of the Code is the fact that it covers the entire FX industry –sell-side firms, buy-side firms, trading platforms and venues - and that it is global in nature. This will ensure that standards are consistently applied across the industry, levelling the playing field among segments of market participants and restoring competition based on principles of transparency and integrity”.
Saxo believes that a well-functioning FX market is in the interest of all participants. The Code sets out the principles and best practices which provide a common set of guidance to the market, including areas where there recently have been degrees of uncertainty about which practices are deemed acceptable.
“While other markets have attempted similar self-regulating initiatives, we have never seen this level of co-ordination and commitment among market participants. Public adherence to the code is essential in ensuring that market participants can continue to scrutinise their peers’ practices and therefore ensure that bad practices and market abuse are rooted out. The fact that evolution of the Code was driven by input from a healthy cross-section of market participants makes it well rounded and considered,” added vom Scheidt.
Please see Enhanced Disclosure here.